|Place of birth||Kalimna, Victoria|
|School||Kalimna State School, victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Lakes Entrance, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mrs A. Sandford, Lakes Entrance, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||24th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||18|
|Place of burial||Vignacourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No 2), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Agnes Sandford, Lakes Entrance, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 21 november 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918.
Admitted to hospital, Cherbourg, France, 22 January 1918 (no further details recorded).
Marched in to 6th Training Bn, Fovant, England, 13 February 1918.
Allotted letter 'A' to Regimental Number owing to duplication, 22 April 1918.
Marched in to 5th Training Bn, Fovant.
Admitted to Group Hospital, Fovant, 26 April 1918; marched in to 5th Training Bn from hospital, 16 May 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 20 May 1918; taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 28 May 1918.
Wounded in action, 15 June 1918 (shell wound, back, buttock, abdomen), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 11 pm, 15 June 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SANDFORD Charles|